Solo exhibition of Salustiano artist, curated by Conchi Alvarez.
The great Leonardo asserted that “Drawing is not only a science, but a deity.” This exhibition of Salustiano’s drawings corroborates this.
The journey of the exposition is overwhelmed by the exquisiteness and delicacy of the portraits that take figuration to its highest level. Feminine and infantile portraits in which the assertion of the also Renaissance Alberti comes true “… in a single body you will not find unfinished beauties, however they are dispersed in countless bodies …”. In effect, Salustiano after a complex process of synthesis, emanates from real models until he reaches an ideal timeless beauty. And they are no longer Juanito, Miguel, Zahara or Ana, but each figure becomes an iconographic model worthy of being imitated, in other words, a classic.
An exhibition that generates an ethereal atmosphere that reminds us of that concept of aesthetic ecstasy that Umberto Eco spoke of, in which the artist becomes a priest of beauty, worshiping the exceptional.
Each of the drawings in this exposition is a masterclass of a superbly executed, clean, and impeccable work, such as the paradigm of less is more, representing magnificent examples of the most exquisite contemporary neo-figuration and of the highest execution. With the extraordinary aesthetic sensibility that characterizes him, Salustiano achieves that his portraits, from their infinite beauty, render the Platonic ideal of beauty as harmony and proportion of the parties, as balance and splendor of what pleases and attracts.